Perimenopausal hot flashes don’t have to be a life sentence. Dan Wool, NMD, can treat your hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms by addressing the root cause and utilizing natural therapies that work.
Why Choose Naturopathy to Treat Hot Flashes?
Most women experience perimenopause and menopause, a natural hormone decline, between the ages of 45 and 55. Hot flashes are one of its most common symptoms, affecting up to 80% of women. Additionally, depending on genetics, a woman may experience frequent hot flashes symptoms ranging anywhere from 6 months to 10 years.
Although both perimenopause and menopause are natural, biological processes, the effects these processes have on your sleep, energy levels, and emotional health can be incredibly frustrating. Worse, despite these disruptions to daily life, many doctors simply tell women that hot flashes are normal and to simply wait them out. They may also recommend drugs like anti-depressants that address hot flashes symptoms but not the hormonal cause or related symptoms, which can create further issues.
Decreased levels of estrogen cause hot flashes. Lower levels of estrogen cause changes in the hypothalamus, the part of the brain that controls body temperature. In most women who have hot flashes, the hypothalamus cannot correctly receive messages from the endocrine system, reducing estrogen further and leading to hormonal imbalances. This imbalance causes a vasospasm, or “hot flash” or “flush”; while temporary, these hot flashes can occur multiple times a day and throughout the night. Hot flashes are common for women with hormonal imbalances and can increase the severity of your perimenopause and menopause symptoms if not treated.
Naturopathic therapies can go beyond the limits of conventional medicine, as most conventional methods don’t look at the core problems of hormone imbalance to treat it and come with their own set of long-term side effects. If you regularly suffer from moderate to severe hot flashes, Dr. Wool relieves your symptoms with naturopathic therapies such as herbal and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.
Dr. Wool’s Hormone Balancing Plan for Hot Flashes
Dr. Dan Wool, NMD, specializes in naturopathic medicine to treat the cause of your hormone imbalance and help relieve perimenopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, low libido, and tissue changes to create a natural and “soft landing” into menopause. Through his hormone balancing plan, he can treat the underlying causes for your hot flashes under the following steps:
- Meet and Assessment: When meeting with Dr. Wool, he will perform a thorough 90-minute intake and exam to assess your current symptoms, medical history, and other factors that affect your hormonal health, especially during your perimenopause and menopause stages.
- Testing: Dr. Wool will order a complete hormone and wellness blood panel to look closely at your estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, and other hormones to see what factors influence your body’s changes.
- Initial Body Cleanse: Dr. Wool recommends a clean, effective detox and herbal compounds after your initial appointment. The cleanse will help prepare your body for future treatments and may help to restore natural hormone levels temporarily.
- Test Results and Review: Dr. Wool will provide a comprehensive, plain English review of his findings after receiving the test results.
- Treatment for Hot Flashes: Dr. Wool can prescribe personalized treatments to treat your hot flashes, including botanical remedies, nutritional supplements, and/or bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Dr. Wool can provide Biote® method bioidentical hormone pellet therapy to restore your normal hormone levels as a safe, natural alternative to synthetic hormones to help give you long-term control over your perimenopause and menopause symptoms.
- Follow-Up and Review: Once the treatment plan is in place, Dr. Wool will schedule regular follow-up appointments to reconnect with his patients and track their progress with their hormonal health.
Call Dr. Dan Wool in Scottsdale, Arizona, or book an appointment online today.